February 6, 1912 (12th Parliament, 1st Session)


Frederick Laurence Schaffner

Conservative (1867-1942)


I do not think it would be right for me to let that word ' Manitoba ' be dropped without a kick. Even the kind hearted Minister of Trade and Commerce feels there will be a difficulty in dropping the name, and he is quite willing that the word ' Manitoba ' should be placed in brackets. Well, I don't like that either. Manitoba has been the pioneer province in wheat growing in this country, and it is Manitoba that has produced the high grade of wheat which Mr. FOSTER (N. Toronto).
has earned for itself a reputation in all the markets of the world, so that, in my opinion the word ' Manitoba ' should stand out boldly. I do not think it is fair to drop the word ' Manitoba,' even in view of the softening down proposition with which the Minister of Trade and Commerce has connected his proposal.

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